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Hosta
Hosta 'Gay Search'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gay Search
Hybridized by R. & M. Ford
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Upright

Growth Rate:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

1" - 1 1/2"

1 1/2" - 2

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.